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Beny, Laura Nyantung

Professor of Law

3246 South Hall
734.647.9054
E-mail lbeny@umich.edu

Since joining the University of Michigan Law School in 2003, Prof. Laura N. Beny has taught Corporate Finance, Enterprise Organization, International Finance, the Public Corporation, Law and Development, and an advanced seminar in law and finance. Her research interests include a wide range of subjects in law and economics, finance, political economy, and development. Her research has been published by the American Economic Review, the American Law and Economics Review, and the Journal of Corporation Law, among others. Before coming to Michigan, she practiced private and pro bono law at Debevoise & Plimpton, an international law firm based in New York City. Prof. Beny earned her MA and PhD in economics at Harvard University, her JD at Harvard Law School, and her BA in economics at Stanford University. She was a visiting professor at Duke University School of Law in fall 2010 and spring 2012.

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Recent Publications

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"The Law and Economics of Public Global Efforts to Prevent and Punish Genocide." In Economic Aspects of Genocide, Mass Killing, and Their Prevention, edited by C. Anderton¬†and J. Brauer. New York: Oxford University Press, Forthcoming, 2015.‚Äč

co-author. S. Hale, co-author. Introduction to Sudan's Killing Fields: Political Violence and Fragmentation, edited by L. N. Beny and S. Hale. Red Sea Press, (Forthcoming).
Full Text: SSRN

Co-editor. Sudan's Killing Fields: Political Violence and Fragmentation. S. Hale, co-editor. Red Sea Press. Forthcoming.

"Beyond Economics: Slavery in the Sudan." In Sudan's Killing Fields: Political Violence and Fragmentation, edited by L. N. Beny and S. Hale. Red Sea Press, Forthcoming.

Co-author. Analysis of the Republic of South Sudan's Accession to the East African Community: Benefits, Detriments and Recommendations. M. Snyder, co-author. Univ. of Michigan Public Law Research Paper, no. 337. Working Paper, 2013.
Full Text: SSRN

"The Political Economy of Insider Trading Laws and Enforcement: Law vs. Politics? International Evidence." In Research Handbook on Insider Trading, edited by S. Bainbridge, 266-98. Research Handbooks in Corporate Law and Governance. Northampton, Mass.: Elgar, 2013.
Full Text: SSRN

Co-author. "Private Regulation of Insider Trading in the Shadow of Lax Public Enforcement: Evidence from Canadian Firms." A. I. Anand, co-author. Harv. Bus. L. Rev. 3, no. 2 (2013): 215-56.
Full Text: MLaw Repository | SSRN | WWW

Co-author. "Has Illegal Insider Trading Become More Rampant in the United States? Empirical Evidence from Takeovers." N. Seyhun, co-author. In Research Handbook on Insider Trading, edited by S. Bainbridge, 211-29. Research Handbooks in Corporate Law and Governance. Northampton, Mass.: Elgar, 2013.
Full Text: MLaw Repository | SSRN

Diversity Among Elite American Law Firms: A Signal of Quality and Prestige. Univ. of Michigan Law & Economics. Working Paper.
Full text: SSRN

Co-author. "Metals or Management? Explaining Africa's Recent Economic Growth Spurt." L. D. Cook, co-author. Am. Econ. Rev. 99, no. 2 (2009): 268-74.
Full Text: BePress
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Activities

Presented research on "Diversity, Performance, and Prestige among Elite U.S. Law Firms" at the American Bar Foundation's Second Annual Conference of the Research Group on Legal Diversity, Northwestern University Law School, May 2013.

Moderated a panel discussion on "Is President Obama Bad for Business" at the Alfred L. Edwards 37th Annual BBSA Conference, University of Michigan Ross School of Business, February 2013.

Presented law and finance lecture and workshop to ETH Zurich, University of Zurich and University of St. Gallen, Zurich, Switzerland, December 2011.

 
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